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#101 Hockeymom1960



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Posted 03 June 2014 - 09:12 PM

I really wished it were Edzo  because that guy makes my ears bleed.  

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Posted 03 June 2014 - 09:55 PM

Ok, Pierre knows the game. Knows it well. And I have no doubt that he'd surprise some ppl as a GM. But he is incredibly biased IMO, whether that translates into his possible management career remains to be seen.

He's the least biased of the broadcast crew, imo. What led you to the conclusion that Pierre is biased?
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Posted 04 June 2014 - 06:38 AM


I agree with what you are saying.  I really don't think he is biased at all either.  His job is to talk up the star players, and he does just that.  Since we are Wings fans, anyone who doesn't kiss the asses of the Red Wings is obviously biased against the Wings.

These past playoffs I do recall Mcguire chatting up both Tatar, and Nyquist as future star players for the Red Wings, and how the Wings scouts are still capable of finding these gems.


To be honest - I always valued his opinion, and his awkwardness is more of a source of amusement for me - sorta like how Don Cherry remains a knuckle dragging fossil - both have their quirks that I enjoy.

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Posted 04 June 2014 - 11:18 AM

He's the least biased of the broadcast crew, imo. What led you to the conclusion that Pierre is biased?

That fan girl squeal every time Sid hits the ice

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Posted 04 June 2014 - 04:23 PM

I agree pierre is the least biased on that crew. But he is greatly influenced by what others say and is first to agree with others. When he speaks his own ideas they aren't usually all that biased.

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Posted 04 June 2014 - 04:44 PM

That fan girl squeal every time Sid hits the ice

Part of his job is to promote the marketable players, and Crosby is #1 on NBC's list. In his defense, there have been games where he very bluntly called out Crosby for not back-checking, or for taking a stupid penalty, etc.

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Posted 04 June 2014 - 05:09 PM

I don't really mind Pierre. When he does his weekly interview with Hradek and Mears, he's a surprisingly likeable person, same with Edzo. I think they both play up their quirks for NBC, to the point where they become caricatures of themselves. Whatever sells the show, I guess.


As for biases - well, for starters, Pierre likes the Wings. He's made that clear. But I get the argument. Really, I think it's whichever team is controlling the game, that's the one he's going to talk up. Because if he doesn't, well, then he looks biased. So he can't win. And yeah, he's going to pay special attention to Crosby, but I've never gotten the impression that it comes from this sinister place in the darkest region of his soul. He likes Crosby because he's a great player, and even if that weren't the case, you know there's a mandate to Sell the Sport (and the show), so Crosbyvision is happening no matter what, with or without Pierre, whether we like it or not.


Edzo. I do think it's pretty clear that he's not the biggest fan of the Wings, but we blow it way out of proportion. He has his Edzoisms that he needs to get in at least once a night, regardless of the teams that are playing. Subtle interference, dangerous and reckless way to take a hit along the boards, four-on-four means D get D and forwards get forwards, "You cannot allow [insert thing you cannot allow]," etc.


But getting back on topic - I can see Pierre being a pretty good GM, but, honestly, I don't have much to base that on, and I could just as easily see it being a disaster. He knows his hockey, and he seems to be pretty ok in dealing with hockey people. But being the general manager of an NHL organization is a crazy-big job. It's more than just knowing your hockey and doing scripted two-minute "interviews" with cliche-packing hockey players. It's more than knowing where everyone played his junior hockey. I'm sure there's more to him than that, but enough to guide the Penguins to the multiple Cups they feel they deserve? That's the question.

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Posted 04 June 2014 - 07:11 PM



Pierre must have learned something.


Jim Rutherford has also been interviewed for the job.

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Posted 04 June 2014 - 07:20 PM

I'm assuming even if they want to hire McGuire they would have to wait till after the Finals is over since his obligation is still to NBC till after the season.

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 12:59 PM

I just read that Bylsma has been fired.


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Posted 06 June 2014 - 01:04 PM


Can't wait to read the "Phoenix: I still think it's a hockey market" chapter of Gary Bettman's autobiography. I'm guessing it's going to be chapter 11.

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#112 Hockeymom1960



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Posted 06 June 2014 - 04:02 PM

Not surprised he got fired.  It was inevitable.

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 04:11 PM

Well, here comes our new assistant coach?

I am still sour after his complete fail during the Olympics. The Bronze Medal game was an embarrassment.

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 04:30 PM

He will will be Babcocks replacement next year, spend one year as an assistant coach here and learn the system, then take over the reigns

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Edited by Rivalred, 06 June 2014 - 04:30 PM.

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 04:47 PM

I wouldn't want him as our coach, but I'd take him as an assistant.  He'd surely help the offense and PP you'd have to think.  Not like every player on Pittsburgh's team didn't have about 2,000 powerplay points this year. 

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 10:58 PM

I wouldn't want him as our coach, but I'd take him as an assistant.  He'd surely help the offense and PP you'd have to think.  Not like every player on Pittsburgh's team didn't have about 2,000 powerplay points this year. 

Yeah but like, Crosby Malkin

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Posted 07 June 2014 - 09:29 AM

Don't mean to add fuel to the fire, but I can tell you that Pierre is tight with multiple people in the organization.
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Posted 07 June 2014 - 10:56 AM

I think they need to heavily pursue him for an assistant spot.  At least that way, if Babcock does move on soon, we have two options to fill the vacant spot already in the organization (Bylsma & Blashill).  Also, I agree with some that Bylsma might help the offense out, which we need in all areas.

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Posted 07 June 2014 - 12:03 PM

The Penguins really botched this one.  


Fire the GM, then leave Bylsma swinging in the wind for a while as he misses out on job opportunities and they miss out on Trotz being available, then fire Bylsma anyway? 


Well played Pittsburgh.  :lol: 

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Posted 07 June 2014 - 08:05 PM

I think that he would have stayed had they promoted Botterill.

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